Legislative Advocacy in Washington, D.C. and throughout the nation – AFFTA contracts with an influential legislative advocate in the nation’s capitol to watch over and speak on behalf of the fly fishing industry. On a weekly basis, AFFTA reviews national and state specific legislation, administrative changes, and environmental actions that have an impact on the fly fishing industry.
AFFTA On The Fly – AFFTA’s monthly authoritative and up-to-date newsletter is the foremost source of news and information for the fly-fishing industry. AFFTA members can submit information for inclusion in the newsletter free-of-charge. Such information can include new products, new hires/promotions, job announcement, legislation that affects the industry, fly-fishing events, conservation Issues/successes/challenges, and industry trends. Send newsworthy information to email@example.com
Guide and Outfitter Liability Insurance- AFFTA members in all 50 states who make a living guiding and outfitting clients will now have the opportunity to purchase commercial liability insurance as a group at a special industry discounted rate. Through this new AFFTA program, the annual premium for an independent guide is only $400.00. This comprehensive policy will include $2 million in aggregate coverage with $1 million of coverage per occurrence. Outfitters who employ guides will be able to pay the $400 annually for their own coverage, and can then add their guides to the policy for only $175 each (with the same amounts of coverage).
Free copy of the Fly Fishing Retail Market Survey – Every three years, AFFTA contracts with Southwick Associates to conduct a survey of the fly fishing retail market in the United States. The Fly-Fishing retail study establishes the size of the fly-fishing industry and provides detailed information on major categories of fly-fishing products.
International Fly Tackle Dealer Show – The largest international gathering of fly fishing manufacturers, retailers, sales reps, media and fly fishing organizations in the world.
- The International Fly Tackle Dealer show is the best time and venue to meet with the industry – the people, products, innovations, emerging trends and the leading brand presentations of the 2013 fly fishing season.
- See all the latest gear, equipment, waders, fly line, tippet and accessories for the 2013 season.
- Experience proven new ideas to grow your business and increase your customer base through educational sessions.
- Save thousands of dollars by benefiting from show discounts from all of the fly fishing manufacturers.
- Get new ideas and creative ways of growing your business by being at the center of the fly fishing industry –The 2013 International Fly Tackle Dealer show.
Significant Discounts on Merchant Credit Card Services – AFFTA and MiCamp Merchant Services have partnered to offer AFFTA members integrated credit card processing, PIN debit, electronic check conversion, online processing, gift cards and more. For more information contact MiCamp by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-396-0246
Fly Fishing Angler Recruitment at Consumer Shows – AFFTA has collaborated with International Sportsmen’s Expositions (ISE), the largest and most experienced producer of sportsmen shows in the country on the Denver consumer show. At the ISE show, an entire section of the floor is dedicated AFFTA’s Discover Fly Fishing Center including manufacturers, retailers, guides and outfitters, lodges and resorts, clubs and groups. The area has many hands-on fly-fishing features, staffed by industry legends, experienced teachers, media personalities, and passionate volunteers. The Fly-Fishing Theater features movie premieres, new teaching methods, expert panels, and video and slide shows about destinations, The Fly-Tying Video Theater and How-To Tie Area includes three casting ponds, for product demos, seminars and teaching, and the Fly Fishing Learning Center is an area to teach knots, tying, insect ID and casting
The Fly Fishing Industry Credit Exchange – Is an industry credit group designed for those credit department heads, which sell to fly fishing retailers. The group provides a timely and informative exchange of credit information. AFFTA members receive 15% discount off the regular priced annual fee. For more information, contact Kborneman@nacmkc.org.
FedEx & YRC Regional Transportation Discounts – Through an agreement with the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), AFFTA members are eligible to enroll in the OIA FedEx & YRC discount program. Members receive significant discounts on all shipments. Click on the link below to review the FedEx & YRC discounts.
Free Conference Call Service – Conference call provider, InstantConference.Com, offers a conference call account FREE-of-CHARGE to individuals and businesses and they provide a Toll-Free audio conferencing services for a reduced price. Either service includes the ability to connect up to 150 callers, unlimited recording, moderator controls, post-call reports, sub-accounts and more. To establish an account, connect to www.instantconference.com to subscribe.
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